City lawyer Assa Nyakundi has been accused of delaying his manslaughter case in which, the DPP is planning to change to murder case.
Kiambu Principal Magistrate Teresiah Nyangena yesterday ordered Lawyer Harun Ndumbi to continue with the submissions.
“You cannot be making adjournments, you have to proceed,” she directed.
Ndumbi told the court the defence was not ready to proceed as lawyer John Khaminwa was unavailable. The prosecution has blamed the defence for blackmailing the court with their games as they didn’t want to explain where Khaminwa was.
The prosecution said the defence is maligning the name of the Judiciary and prosecution, who will attract public criticism over the case delay.
The defense said the DPP was not willing to pursue the manslaughter charge while there’s enough evidence for a murder case.
Nyakundi was charged with manslaughter after he allegedly killed his son Joseph Bogonko on March 17. Nyakundi is out on Sh300,000 bail. He was charged on April 26, 2019, but the DPP wants the charges changed to murder.
On May 2, a Kiambu court allowed the DPP to review manslaughter charges against Nyakundi.
He sought orders to quash plans to withdraw the manslaughter charge. The ruling will be made on March 26, 2020.